To Kill A Mockingbird Comparison Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a famous coming-of age novel by Harper Lee. In an Alabama town in 1933, a lawyer’s children, Jem and Scout, begin their moral journey of losing their innocence. The children struggle to understand their small town’s racism and prejudice as their father is appointed to defend a black man in court, and rumours circulate about a reclusive neighbour. As the novel became a famous story amongst the world, it, like many others, was given a film adaptation. Although the on-screen version of To Kill a Mockingbird received positive feedback for it’s portrayal of the novel, many argued that it did not capture all of the distinguished messages found in the text. It lacked many impactful elements, such as the character Aunt Alexandra, the full Boo Radley plot, and Scout’s analysis …show more content…
Raymond for the first time. When he approaches the children to comfort them, they are extremely hesitant to speak to him, knowing what the people of Maycomb say about his drunken ways. Nevertheless, the children confide in him as he explains that the way the white people in Maycomb treat the black people makes him sick, and offers Dill a drink from his bottle to calm his stomach. The boy realizes that his drink is just innocent soda, not whiskey, to which he then explains that he does not live with the black people in Maycomb as a result of being influenced by alcohol; he lives with them because he cannot stand the way that they are treated by his people. From this encounter, Scout begins to understand how she, like the rest of Maycomb, has judged Dolphus too quickly, and acknowledges that one must not have prejudice against a person before understanding their point of view first. A final lesson left out of Robert Mulligan’s To Kill a Mockingbird is the meaning of courage, displayed by Mrs. Dubose. On top of all the criticism the children

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